Danny-Beauchamp-TORC-Crandon-9-5-13Escanaba, MI – The battle for the TORC Super Stock Championship came down the final lap of the season and for the second year in a row Danny Beauchamp handled the pressure to claim his second consecutive championship. The Labor Day Weekend event in Crandon not only saw Beauchamp compete in the final two rounds of the TORC Sportsman season, but the team competed in Friday evening’s B & L SAND TOYS Sportsman Trophy Race. Needless to say the Upper Peninsula crew rose to the occasion every time Beauchamp hit the track.

The weekend of racing for Danny Beauchamp and the #826 Coplan’s Iron & Metal/Hill Top RV Superstore/JC’s Mobile Wash/Splash of Color/Pike Distributors Ford F-150 began with the B & L SAND TOYS Sportsman Trophy Race. The race was similar the weekend ending AMSOIL CUP, but this race put nearly thirty Sportsman race trucks representing four truck classes, starting at three separate times, out on the track for over $13,000 in cash and product. Beauchamp at one point led the middle stages of the race, but two racers from the quicker classes were able to make clean passes around the Coplan’s Iron & Metal Super Stock Truck. Even with that said, Beauchamp kept charging and finished third overall, taking home over $2,000 for his efforts.

Cory-Marquardt-TORC-Crandon-9-5-13Lena, WI - The Labor Day Weekend Crandon Off-Road World Championship wasn’t only the final weekend of racing for the TORC Stock Truck competitors, but it’s Saturday’s “Run for the Ring” that brings out record turnouts by racers as well as fans. Cory Marquardt and his McGuire’s Sports Bar/Jane Classic Touch/Todd’s Custom Graphix/Metal Storm/Andy’s Shock Repair/ATD/BFGoodrich Tire Chevy Stock Truck ran a near perfect weekend as he won his first World Championship ring on Saturday and took home the TORC Sportsman Stock Truck Championship on Sunday.

The TORC Stock Truck division is designed as a very affordable form of short-course off-road racing. The rules allow for minimal performance modifications, but the race trucks must meet the same safety requirements as the faster trucks in the TORC series. As in all TORC Sportsman classes, the great friendships between competitors is unlike any other form of motorsports.

hdra-logo-7-10-13RENO, Nev.—Not letting a seriously broken index finger on his left hand slow him down, Las Vegas’ B.J. Baldwin topped the field during Thursday’s qualifying for Saturday’s 2nd Annual Eldorado HDRA Reno 500.  Round 3 of the four-race 2013 HDRA Desert Series will start at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Tahoe Reno Motorplex, 19 miles east of downtown Reno, Nev. at exit 32 (USA Parkway exit) of Interstate-80.

Using the 4.3-mile infield section of the brutally rugged 81.0-mile loop desert race course for qualifying, Baldwin, who is the reigning SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion in the SCORE Desert Series, blasted through the serpentine qualifying loop with a fast time of four minutes, 29.60 seconds at an average speed of 57.55 miles per hour in his No. 97 Monster Energy Baldwin Motorsports Chevy Silverado Trophy Truck.

hdra-logo-7-10-13RENO, Nev. — Tuesday night’s live drawing for starting positions at the Eldorado Hotel Casino in downtown Reno, Nev., has set the stage for Saturday’s 2nd annual Eldorado HDRA Reno 500, Round 3 of the four-race 2013 HDRA Desert Series. After a week of practice on the course and the festivities on Virginia Street, 0n Saturday it’s down to serious business as a twinbill is slated for the Tahoe Reno Motorplex, located 20 minutes east of downtown Reno at exit 32 (USA Parkway exit) on Interstate-80 as Round 3 of the 2013 HDRA Desert Series and Round eight of the AMA National Hare and Hound motorcycle series will run simultaneously.

Charlotte, N.C. (October 30, 2012) – Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Truck Series announced Monday that effective immediately, Jason Markham will lead the efforts for the newly formed SST productions which will hold offices in both Los Angeles, Calif., and Charlotte, N.C.

Markham, will oversee the development of SST Productions along with the in house production/post-production, editing, and distribution of each of the 12 events and additional programming to NBC Sports Group.

“It’s a real honor, to have Jason come on board as our director of productions,” said SST President Robby Gordon. “He brings the amount of experience needed to round out the entire circle, where we not only have races, race trucks, and television, but now the production side of things.”

POMONA, CALIF. – The 2012 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire will invade the Pomona Fairplex Saturday, October 6 through Sunday, October 7, with everything off-road including new vehicles, thousands of parts and accessories, ATV test rides, freestyle motocross action, Toyota off-road test drives, RC racing and more. This year’s expo features more than 350 of the industry’s leading manufacturers, dealers and distributors, showcasing all the latest off-road toys, technologies, parts, gear and accessories.

Off-road manufacturer representatives will be on-site to demonstrate and educate attendees on all the latest vehicles and accessories. In addition to the line-up of trucks, Jeeps, UTVs, ATVs, side-by-sides, dirt bikes, sand rails, rock crawlers, parts and accessories on display, the expo will come to life with exciting entertainment features including:

Watch Race Trucks, Off-Road Buggies, UTV’s, Mini Trophy Karts and other vehicles battle each other on the track.

Date:        Saturday July 21st
Event:      Mid-Summer Madness Race
Location: Deschutes County Fairgrounds – Redmond, Oregon
Time:        Gates open at 8 am, Racing starts at 10 am
Cost:        $10 Adults, Children 10 years or Under FREE!
Tickets:   Available at Central Oregon NAPA Auto Parts Stores and at the Entry Gate

See action photos from Mothers Day race here:
http://centraloregonracepark.com/2012/06/photos-from-2012-mothers-day-opener/

Are you a racer or thinking about some fun behind the wheel? Central Oregon Off-Road Race Park has entry fees as low as $50 and offering 100% Payout!  See all classes and rules on the website.

For more information about Saturday’s Mid Summer Madness Event, visit www.centraloregonracepark.com and join us on www.facebook.com/centraloregonracepark

Additional questions, please call Craig at 541-410-8119

Los Angeles – 2XL Games and Reverb Publishing are pleased to announce that Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad will be coming to Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360 Entertainment System from Microsoft and PlayStation® Network on June 27th for 800 Microsoft points and $9.99 respectively.  Upgrade your truck and leave the competition behind in a downloadable arcade racer that delivers frenetic single and multi-player action, customizable vehicles and graphics beyond anything else out there.  Game play trailer and images of the actual game vehicles are at www.raceroffroad.com NOW!

In Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad, players race four-wheeled, 800-horsepower offroad race trucks with tons of options, as well as a wide load-out of vehicle classes including Rally Cars, Pro Buggies and Pro Lite Trucks.  Eight-player multiplayer boasts dynamic interactions between all competing vehicles so players can see and feel the impact of mid-race collisions. Career mode follows Jeremy’s bid for the Pro2 championship within the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.  All this arcade racing action takes place inside a persistent game world that presents challenge after challenge at 60 frames per second in crispy 1080p.

Fort Mill, S.C. - As a kickoff to the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 race, General Tire (GT), Method Race Wheels and Monster Energy invite fans to join all the race teams for an evening of fun Thursday, November 17 at Papas & Beer (located at Blvd. Lopez Mateos and Calle Ruiz 110 in Ensenada, Mexico) for the first annual Off-Road Street Fiesta. The event gets underway at 3:00 p.m. PST and will include driver autograph sessions from 5:30-6:30 p.m., a large display of race trucks, performance by Takon Machine, flame throwing exhibitions and other activities for the whole family to enjoy. The event will wrap up at 10:00 p.m. PST.

Fans will have the chance to meet Team GT members “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin, Bobby Baldwin, Mikey Childress, Rick D. Johnson, Ken Kroeker, Jim Riley and Colton Udall along with other participants in the 44th running of the Tecate SCORE Baja 100.

The general public is invited to celebrate the start of the most grueling race of the year with drivers from 32 states and 15 countries before they attempt to cover the rugged 692.82-mile course that will start and end in Ensenada. It’s a test for both man and machine and one that requires a large dose of good luck. So come out and wish your favorite driver(s) good luck as they embark on their journey through the desert.

Be sure to check back with Off-Road.com for more on the 2011 SCORE Tecate Baja 1000.

ROCKSTAR Energy Drink’s Rob MacCachren put on a driving clinic during the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) first stop at Speedworld Off Road Park in Surprise, Arizona earlier this year.  Since that time, the reigning Pro2 Unlimited champion has experienced his share of ups and downs, and was looking to regain the dominance he is famous for with the return to Surprise last weekend.  The ROCKSTAR Energy Drink was flowing as thirsty fans overcame the triple digit heat at Speedworld to watch MacCachren qualify third last Friday, which put him on the first row for Saturday’s main event.

When the green flag dropped for Saturday’s main event, MacCachren lost a drag race to Brian Deegan and slipped into the second place position.  The No. 1 ROCKSTAR Energy / BFGoodrich Tires / MasterCraft Safety truck maintained that position for the entire race, fending off multiple pass attempts by Rodrigo Ampudia and Jeremy McGrath in the process.  Rob Mac was able to close the gap on fellow ROCKSTAR athlete Deegan in the turns, but a power steering issue kept MacCachren from ever being able to take the lead.  Most racers would be satisfied with a second place podium finish, but MacCachren’s team has been fine tuning in order to get back to the front of the pack.

Sunday MacCachren started on the second row in a battle that proved to be even more exciting than Saturday’s Pro2 Unlimited race.  Trucks were bumper to bumper through the first several laps, with MacCachren in third place behind Greg Adler and Rodrigo Ampudia.  After a remarkable crash involving multiple trucks brought out the red flag, Adler pulled into the hot pits and Rob Mac moved up to second place.  There was still a lot of racing left though and Ampudia opened up a sizeable lead while MacCachren fended off Robert Naughton on the slippery, wet track.  Rob’s BFGoodrich tires held his lines perfectly though and stayed out of the ruts that caused other drivers to bicycle through the turns and lose track position.  When Ampudia faltered late in the race, the patient MacCachren pushed the No. 1 ROCKSTAR Energy / BFGoodrich Tir es / MasterCraft Safety truck past him in Turn 2 and never looked back, winning his fourth race of the season.

By once again dominating the competition at Speedworld, MacCachren has moved into second place in season points with three races remaining.  A rare break in his schedule takes MacCachren to Pomona on October 7th, where he is being inducted into the Off Road Motorsports Hall of Fame prior to the Off Road Expo.  Then on the weekend of October 8-9, Rob’s No. 20 Jimco SCORE Trophy Truck will be on display in the BFGoodrich booth at the Off Road Expo, and Rob will also be leading half hour technical seminars on both days at 11 AM and 2 PM in the BFG booth, with autograph signings for half an hour after each seminar.  This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of off-road racing’s all time best, and one that you absolutely will not want to miss.  From there Rob continues to battle for season points in LOORRS, TORC, and SCORE with the end of the s eason rapidly approaching.  For the latest Rob MacCachren updates follow him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/21RobMac.

Photography by Jason Zindroski

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